Emergency services at the scene of the fire in Meelick | PICTURE: Press 22
TWO men have been airlifted to hospital after sustaining serious injures in a house fire on the outskirts of Limerick city.
This Friday evening, the two injured men were airlifted from the house, in Knockroe, Meelick, to Cork University Hospital by Air Corps Rescue Helicopter 112 and Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 115.
An elderly man sustained serious burn injuries in the fire. A younger man also sustained burns while assisting the elderly man.
The alarm was raised at 5.44pm, when the fire service was called after smoke was detected in the house.
Four units of the fire service attended the scene and remained there for over two hours.